“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.” (Psalm 86:1)
Incline your ear, Oh Lord,
Yet it is not in God hearing me that I will learn; it is in my ear being inclined to God. In the stillness of this Lenten spiritual practice, help me silence my pleas and open my heart’s ears for God’s word. Let me be a receptacle of his truth, a vessel of light, and an instrument of peace.
Have mercy on me, O Lord
This practice is difficult, even though I desire it with my whole heart. Stillness is alien, silence is uncomfortable. Waiting is hard. Help me feel your grace invade my being — opening what is shut, softening what is hard, and strengthening what is weak.
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.
Readings for Feb. 13, 2016, Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Reading 1 — Isaiah 58:9B-14
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 86:1-2, 2-4, 5-6
Verse Before The Gospel — Ezekiel 33:11
Gospel — Luke 5:27-32